This necklace is 19” long and has 185 shining Rhodochrosite beads approximately 1/16 of an inch in diameter. Rhodochrosite is about healing the inner child and loving yourself. Wear for its beauty, metaphysical properties, or cut up and make your own creation! It is a stone full of possibilities. The pictures truly don’t give it justice...the sparkle is amazing. Rhodochrosite is considered to be one of the most beautiful mineral formations among collectors with its rich display of hot pink to red colors. A soft rock, rhodochrosite is isomorphic to the calcite group of rocks, meaning they share crystalline structure but have different mineral content. Rhodochrosite is a manganese formation displaying varying colors of pink and brown depending on other mineral inclusions. In the human body, manganese helps build connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors and sex hormones. It is also used for metabolizing fat and carbohydrates, blood sugar regulation and normal brain function. Rhodochrosite is a heart healing and trauma recovery stone, aiding the heart to integrate difficult feelings. With gentle encouragement and support, this stone works with each individual to reveal their highest healing potential, develop compassion and release judgment. Explore and open your heart with this beautiful specimen.